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Published: 04 April 2019

224 Pages


ISBN: 9780190619398

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Rewriting Masculinity

Gideon, Men, and Might

Kelly J. Murphy

  • First in-depth study of the story of Gideon that combines masculinity studies, redaction criticism, and reception history
  • Traces redaction and rewriting in biblical texts as a means of tracing changing ideologies about gender, specifically masculinity
  • Shows how the story of Gideon is rewritten to address the gendered expectations or norms of its later interpreters